Conifer is HTA October plant of the month

National Conifer Week, organised by the British Conifer Group (BCG), takes place from Saturday 26 September until Saturday 3 October.

Alex Gregory
Alex Gregory
Retailers are encouraged to inspire their customers with the benefits of growing conifers in the garden.

Rower and Olympic Gold medallist 2012 (Team GB) Alex Gregory is backing the campaign:

"Conifers have always been a part of my life. From the early days of climbing in their branches, to the family pilgrimage we took to the Californian giant redwoods. There's something fascinating about the variety of sizes, colours and shapes conifers provide. They really are a feast for the senses. Every garden should have at least one conifer."

Recommended RHS AGM varieties include:

Picea abies 'Acrocona'

Larix decidua 'Puli'

Thuja plicata 'Atrovirens'

Taxus baccata 'Icicle'

Those looking for companion plants to complement conifers in the garden are recommended to try:

Acer ‘Osakazuki’

Colchicum speciosum

Erica ‘Springwood White’

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